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Leean James Adkins


Assigned to 18BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD

Awards: GC, WWII Victory, EAME.


Units served with

  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

  • 7th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Mendlesham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1942-1943, Mendlesham's first flying unit was the RAF's No. 310 Squadron - a Czechoslovakian unit. The airfield then became home to the USAAF 34th Bomb Group. This unit flew missions from Mendlesham in B-24s and B-17s.


Event Location Date
Born East Lynn, WV 17 January 1923

Son of Herbert and Lucille [Linville] Adkins.

Enlisted 13 August 1941
Based Mendlesham 1944 – 1945

Assigned to 18BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 21 September 1945

Honourable discharge.

Enlisted Pittsburgh, PA 1 November 1945

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Died 21 March 1957
Buried White Chapel Memorial Gardens Barboursville, Cabell County, WV 24 March 1957

White Chapel Memorial Gardens
Cabell County, WV


Date Contributor Update
10 November 2019 17:23:47 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations